United Airlines reaches settlement with victim of dragging incident

United Airlines reaches settlement with victim of dragging incident | Secret Flying

United Airlines have settled for an undisclosed fee with the doctor who was violently dragged off an overbooked flight.

 

United Airlines have reached a settlement with the man who was violently removed from a flight for refusing to give up his seat earlier this month. The settlement isΒ for an undisclosed amount of money.

 

DavidΒ Dao suffered a concussion, a broken nose, and lost his two front teeth in the altercation. The victim described it to beΒ “more horrifying and harrowing” than his experiences during the Vietnam War.

 

“Dao reached an amicable settlement with United Airlines for the injuries he received in his ordeal, which was captured on video worldwide,” his attorney, Thomas Demetrio said in a statement.

 

The settlement also covers the city of Chicago, whose airport security officers were the ones who committed the violent assault.

 

“United Airlines accepted full responsibility for what occurred. The city is not going to be pursued by us. We’ll be releasing the city. There’s no need for Dr. Dao to look to anyone else. The city is the beneficiary of United stepping up to the plate,” Mr Demetrio concluded.

 

United released a statement, saying: “We are pleased to report that United and Dr. Dao have reached an amicable resolution of the unfortunate incident that occurred aboard flight 3411. We look forward to implementing the improvements we have announced, which will put our customers at the center of everything we do.”